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dc.contributor.authorO'Clery, Neave
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T17:42:20Z
dc.date.available2017-02-15T17:42:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationO'Clery, Neave. 'A Tale of Two Clusters: The Evolution of Ireland’s Economic Complexity since 1995'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XLV 2015-16, pp.16-66en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL L16
dc.identifier.otherJEL L60
dc.identifier.otherJEL O14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/79409
dc.descriptionread before the Society, 19 November 2015en
dc.description.abstractThis paper characterizes the evolution of the manufacturing and industrial export structure of Ireland since 1995 within the framework of Economic Complexity and the Product Space. We observe a high level of specialisation in Ireland’s export structure, coupled with high income per capita as compared to the complexity level of its industrial activities (as captured by its Economic Complexity Index). We identify a dual structure within the economy, with domestic and foreign-owned exporters exhibiting distinct characteristics. In the latter case, we observe a recent consolidation and reduction in complexity level by the foreign-owned high tech pharmaceuticals and electronics sectors, with limited evidence of spill-overs leading to growth of domestic firms in these sectors. This contrasts with a dynamic and growing domestic food and agriculture sector, which is well positioned for continued expansion of Ireland’s indigenous activities into more complex goods. Finally, we illustrate this framework as a tool for policy-makers by identifying some potential new sectors that share many inputs with Ireland’s current domestic capability base, and could increase Ireland’s complexity level for future growth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.subjectmanufacturingen
dc.subjectexportsen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleA Tale of Two Clusters: The Evolution of Ireland’s Economic Complexity since 1995en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.ssisi.ie


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